Orange is usually associated with halloween, hippie, harvest or highway (you know the weather proof vests worn by highway workers, I salute them).  I never see orange-colored clothing at a trendy boutique or squished onto a rack at the local outlet store.  This color seems to have built quite a bad rep for itself.  But tone it down or mix it up and it turns from a fashion nay to a fashion yea.  Enter the cousins – pumpkin, peach, rust,amber. 

I chose another close relative – terracotta – to be fashioned into my Mystery Socks.  This was a part of Socktoberfest and offered every week as a clue.  First clue was the cuff, second the leg, third the heel and so on.  Designed by the ingenious Kirsten Kapur, this was a fun sock to knit and breaking the pattern into bits made it a breeze. 

This was the end result and I have to say that I love the pattern, the yarn, the color.

Mystery Sock

TTL Mystery Socks

Pattern: Mystery Socks 09 by Kirsten Kapur
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock in colorway “Terracotta”
Needles: Size US 1.5/2.5 mm
Started 10/1 – Finished 10/30

Ravelled here


11 thoughts on “Offshoots of Orange

  1. pearlin

    Omg! that is just gorgeous!wish I lived closer to you so that I could bug you to teach me knitting beauties like these! 🙂


  2. Rain

    You’re so right about orange, even I used to think twice about the color but now am more open-minded to see the beauty of the lively yet rich colour.

    Love the socks 🙂


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